Are Your Manners More East Coast or West Coast?

By: Tasha Moore

Are Your Manners More East Coast or West Coast?
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About This Quiz

Have no shame for the mannerisms that you display to the world, but do find out if your people skills are more East Coast or West Coast in style. We've fashioned this personality quiz to help you sort out which side of the pond your manners come from.

What's rude in one part of the United States may not be regarded at all in other places of the nation. The South frowns upon youngins who don't address elders properly. Meanwhile, East coasters tend to lump young and older folks in the same category, and everyone is regarded equally. In some parts of the southern United States, children aren't permitted to eat their meals until the older generation has had its fill. 

Meanwhile, up north on the East Coast, niceties have waned quite a bit on account of the proverbial rat race. For example, seizing a comfortable subway seat for an hour-long work-to-home ride is more precious than gold. A seated East coaster will nod off to dreamland while staring at an older person who's barely standing, holding onto a subway railing with one hand and their walker with the other hand during a bumpy, speedy train ride. Only the traffic-crazed West coaster can level up to such blind cold-heartedness. 

See where on the map your manners match by taking this personality quiz if you please!

How many trips to the car wash during a week is enough to keep your car clean?
Once every two weeks
At least three times a week, especially if it hasn't rained in, like, forever.
There aren't any car washes where I live.
Water straight from the hose is good enough for "Gracie."

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Do you ever offer your subway seat to others?
No
Subway rides are too short for me to need to sit down.
Depends on what I get in exchange. One time, I got a sturdy wooden cane in exchange.
Subway? Like that fancy store that makes all of them funny looking sandwiches?

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What season makes you happiest?
Spring
Winter is the best!
Cruel summer
It cools off right nice 'round these parts in the fall.

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While in traffic, do you let cars cut in front of you?
That goes against my religion.
My sports car is way too fast and furious for that.
I'm the car doing the cuttin'.
If you're that much in a rush, I reckon you should just go on ahead.

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What do you wear to a job interview?
A suit
Blaring headphones, flip flops and a crop top
A forced smile
My jammies

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True or false: You jump fences if they impede your path.
If you jump too far, you might end up in the next town.
That's an odd concept.
That was my typical walk to school.
There isn't a fence sturdy enough for my trusty pocketknife.

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How would you describe the strangest thing you've ever done to get your hands on some ranch dressing?
I gave up a subway seat.
I'll do anything for my precious.
Keep the ranch, give me BBQ sauce all day.
We don't dress up at the ranch. Too much manure for that.

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Which place is more sacred, the gym or the church?
Gym
Both ... at the yoga studio.
What's a gym?
Church!

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Would you volunteer to sleep on the living room couch to let your roommate take the bed in the bedroom?
Our living room is our bedroom.
My lease, my rules, my absolute comfort!
My house is a music studio. Nobody sleeps 'til the album's done.
Just get the lumber you need and build another bedroom!

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When was the last time you visited Broadway?
Broadway is always en route to other destinations.
Broadway came to town last year. #OldNews
Last Christmas
Never

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Complete this sentence: Milkshakes are made for ________.
Dipping
Burger joints
Waistlines
Special occasions

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Do you still get excited about Hollywood?
Nah, not really
Only when traffic clears
"I still think I am the greatest."
Darn-tootin'! Hope to meet Bogie one of these days.

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What's the least messy way to eat a taco?
I haven't thought about it much.
There's only one way to eat tacos.
Eat a deep dish instead.
I've never heard of such a thing.

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When was the last time that someone addressed you by a title?
Whenever I owe money
When I got in trouble in grade school.
Do you mean like Flicka, Geezy, Yay Yay? That was just yesterday, Ye. Move out my way, I don't play, Yay.
When I last spoke to my youngins

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Do you water your lawn daily?
If I had a house, I would water my lawn daily.
Blasphemy! Don't you know anything about the environment? Save the water for car washes!
It's too cold to water anything.
How else are you gonna the get the critters to leave?

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What tends to be your first thought when you notice a spider?
Haven't seen one of those since '88.
Finish it!
"I am Warhol ... I am Shakespeare in the flesh."
The swine'll make a meal outta that.

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When sunbathing in public, do you bare as much of your body as the law will allow?
I only sunbathe when I leave the country.
And then some ...
It's too windy to sunbathe.
It's too hot to sunbathe.

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What kind words did you share during your most recent celebrity encounter?
"Can you move over so I can sit down?"
"Hey! That's my parking spot! Can't you read!?"
"Yo ... I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish."
"One footlong sandwich, please."

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Do you "borrow" and nibble in the produce section at the market?
That's nasty.
Sure, everyone does it!
I sample all the time.
I nibble straight from my crop.

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Using makeup or toiletries while in traffic — is it your thing?
That's crazy, yo.
It's the only way to "toiletry."
That's too much stuff you gotta be responsible for.
What in tarnation is that all about?

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Is it OK to top-off at the gas pump?
Not OK
Save the environment; topping-off is bad. Get a car wash instead.
I'm not responsible for that.
I never top-off my fuel can. That's bad luck.

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If you notice people on the sidewalk and there's a nearby puddle on the street, do you slow down so that you don't christen the folks as you drive past?
What people? Vroom!
Puddles are rare where I live.
Depends on who's 'bout ta be christened, just listen ... I color the roots, right before I put the rinse in. These gray hairs got me buggin'!
I get out of my truck, take my hat off and greet'em; probably know 'em.

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What favorite food fusion might others take offense to?
All fusion is bad.
Why would anyone take offense to food fusion? It's nirvana.
All cheese everything
What in the name of glory is "fusion"?

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What article of clothing must look presentable at all times?
Coat
Flip flops must be presentable at every interview.
A shirt with a team
Knickers

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How low is too low when parasailing along your state's coastline?
Just don't do it.
Only when it stops the flow of traffic
It's too windy; you might get blasted into space.
Is that like fly fishin'?

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On a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the loudest, at what volume do you typically listen to music?
10
11
I don't hear music, I see music.
You can keep the electronic music. My banjo is all I need.

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Is it true that nothing is more important to you than your car?
There are more important things out there, ya know.
A truer tale has never been told.
That's way too much responsibility.
It's in my top five, right after tobacco.

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Do you walk on lawns if there isn't sidewalk space available?
There are sidewalks everywhere.
OMG! Did you see someone actually walking?
I'm cuttin' through grass, bushes, trees ...
My town is one big lawn.

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On your way to the beach, what special directions do you give your driver?
I wouldn't go in that water if I were you.
Hurry! Surf's up!
First of all, I'm not going to the beach.
Keep headin' east past the swamps and gators.

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Is it too polite to use a knife and a fork when eating pizza?
That's rude AF!
It's hard to grab the lettuce topping if you don't use your hands.
Only if it's deep dish.
What else are utensils for but to eat your food with 'em?

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